I especially like these two:
- Use holiday events for schmoozing with family, friends and acquaintances. You never know who will produce your next job lead. Attend as many events as you can reasonably fit into your calendar. You don’t want to be obnoxious about your job search and aggravate friends and relatives. But, do prepare a brief statement that tells people you are looking for a job and the kind of job you seek. (edited to add…I hate the word “schmooze”, but you get the idea…chat up your friends and family, you need something to talk about anyway!)
- Send holiday cards with your business card enclosed to hiring managers with whom you’ve recently interviewed. Send one to well-connected friends as well.